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Diana joined the AICPA’s Congressional and Political Affairs team in August 2009, where she works to advance the CPA profession’s agenda and enhance its political profile with lawmakers and Administration officials in Washington on important legislative, regulatory and other policy initiatives. Diana’s advocacy work focuses on issues impacting auditor attestation related to public companies, Single Audits, and employee benefit plans; the future of the profession including STEM, global mobility, and management accounting; accountancy licensing boards; and tax policy.

Prior to joining the AICPA, Diana worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (and its predecessor firm Price Waterhouse) for nineteen years in audit, governmental and regulatory affairs, and the work/life quality and diversity practice. After leaving PwC, Diana was a parent volunteer and then staff member at Thomas W. Pyle Middle School in Montgomery County for several years. She is a CPA, licensed in Maryland, and a member of the AICPA and the Maryland Association of CPAs. She is also a CGMA. Diana earned a B.S. in Accounting and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland in College Park.

Diana currently sits on the AFS-USA Board of Directors and chairs its External Relations Committee. As part of those roles, Diana urged for the creation of a bipartisan congressional International Exchange and Study Caucus which includes more than 30 Members of Congress. Her other volunteer activities have included chairing the Pyle Guidance Advisory Committee, chairing the Walt Whitman High School Instrumental Music Boosters, and serving as a founding member of the Whitman Music Boosters Foundation Board.